Dell Takes a Hit on Bad MoBos

But the motherboard replacement program will account for the bulk of the charge, or about $300 million, he said.The replacements are necessary as some capacitors on some motherboards shipped in its GX270 and GX280 systems failed after a period of months. The failure, which is evidenced by a PC that won’t boot, comes when the capacitors bulge and fail.

Dell Warns of Layoffs, Motherboard Replacements

There was a lengthy discussion on this very topic on teknoids back in September and folks were generally not happy with the situation.